[OSM-dev] disputed areas

SteveC steve at asklater.com
Sat Feb 9 13:58:14 GMT 2008

So... who gets to decide what the 'right' name is (in the disputed  
region where people kill each other over this) then?

On 9 Feb 2008, at 11:24, Mikel Maron wrote:

> You may remember OSM's first edit war in Cyprus, last November .. http://www.opengeodata.org/?p=244
> It's still going on and we need a technical solution, now. Dialogue  
> has not been effective and banning users is not effective.
> The solution in mind is something analogous to protected pages in  
> Wikipedia. Edits would be checked against a list of "protected"  
> bbox's.
>  In those area, users without permission to edit would be denied,  
> and given warning that they should apply for access.
> There would be an admin panel for selected moderators to approve/ 
> revoke access for users.
> That's (very sketchily) the full package, and it could take some  
> time to implement. Right now, there's an immediate need to protect  
> Cyprus.
> A quick fix could just apply protection for Cyprus, and access  
> granted in some manual fashion.
> A developer is needed now to implement the quick solution, and later  
> the full solution. Please speak up if you can help.
> Cheers
> Mikel
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